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Brewed by Lighthouse Brewing (Canada)
Style: Porter
Victoria, Canada

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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.22/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Lighthouse Brewing’s Dark Chocolate Porter is a dark, robust porter flavoured with cocoa nibs sourced from “beyond fair trade” farms in Ghana, West Africa. The raw nibs go through a fermentation process and are then carefully roasted to create a rich and intense chocolate flavour.


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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
VertBaconStrips (2097) - Assat, Alberta, - FEB 12, 2013
Dark brown with a small head. Plenty of deep roasted malts, oats, very sweet cocoa nibs, mild coffee, vanilla, hints of a sweet fruit - perhaps orange, maybe coconut nose. Carrot sweetness. The taste is a let down. Plenty of dark choco on the sweet side, dull dusty something, light coffee, almond. Light hop. Ok mouthfeel. Meh.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bulldogops (1108) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 28, 2014
Rating #1055 - April 11, 2014 - Tasting @ Co-op in #yeg. Clear, dark brown pour with a foamy, tan head. Aroma is dark roast malts, chocolate, and hazelnut spread. Taste is full-bodied, smooth, and loaded with toasted malt character, and a lovely dark chocolate bitterness. Lingering bitterness with a delicate, velvety mouthfeel. Scrumptious.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vadie (800) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 27, 2014
Noir avec une mousse marron. L’arôme du chocolat et du malt torréfié. Le goût est d’abord du chocolat et malt torréfié, puis une finition légèrement amer. Carbonatation moyenne.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Masterkush7 (566) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 6, 2014
I really enjoyed this one nice choclate notes and a nice roasted malt flavour. Surprised. By the low rating as this is a great porter. Finishes with decent bitterness as well.

1.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
manisthebeer (240) - squamish, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 2, 2014
my dark chocolate porter taste like a choc ipa? nice gtood hoppy flavour but that was not what i was looking for very mild chocolate flavour a pretty bunk brew will never purchase again

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (7025) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle, shared with Parksy and Grippitis. Dark brown, tan head. I was relieved to find this is not over the top with chocolate, but rather there is a nice unsweetened chocolate character within the body of a hearty porter. Well done, but nothing extravagant.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (4974) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 20, 2013
Bottle - Roasted malts, molasses and some light chocolate notes. Jet black with a frothy light brown head. Lots of chocolate up front but none of the richness or bitterness I expect from dark chocolate. The finish is more milk chocolate and although it is a relatively clean finish it doesn’t lend itself to its name. A nice beer, but I am not tasting what I expect from the description.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
RD400F (198) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 29, 2013
65cl bottle to english pint glass...

Aroma: Sour, roast malt, very slight butterscotch notes. No chocolate yet.

Appearance: Transparent dark brown with a minimal off white head that disappears to a foam ring.

Taste: Tastes like your typical porter with a slight chocolate twist. For some reason though it does seem a bit chalky and more sour than I’d like.

Palate: Medium mouthfeel, co2 is light making the beer seem a bit more chocolatey and creamy.

Overall: Average brew, not all that great and not shitty.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
andrewturba (1072) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 27, 2013
Pours a very dark brown with some light coming through and a thin spotty tan for that leaves a few faint spots on the glass. Aroma is dark cocoa, roasted malts, vanilla, dried dark fruit, and coffee notes. Taste is coffee, roasted malts, dark cocoa, a malty sweetness, and a mild bitterness near the finish though overall a little watery.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Reimer96 (1334) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 27, 2013
Pours a clear dark black with a red tinge and a small brown head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malts, dark dried fruits and coffee. Taste is chocolate, roasted malts, coffee and a nice bitterness on the finish. Carbonation is high and slightly unpleasant but really brings out the chocolate.


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